The Classroom Bookshelf
September 15, 2023 by Brigid Alverson
Yen Press breaks new ground with graphic novels for kids, Dark Horse announces a new Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novel, and Viz offers a preview of its Star Wars: The Mandalorian manga.
August 9, 2022 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
In Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi's Secret Reverse, Iron Man and Spider-Man find themselves at a Japanese gaming convention, ground zero for an extra-dimensional invasion.
June 1, 2022 by Renee Scott
A young heir must fight to survive and take back his throne by doing what he does best - run away!
June 14, 2017 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass Writer/artist: Akira Himekawa Viz Media; $17.99 Rated A for All Ages The latest game in Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda franchise, Breath of The Wild, was released in March, leading to the regular, periodic spike in interest of all things Zelda. That might explain why Viz has been […]
April 19, 2017 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
Anonymous Noise, Vol. 1 Writer/artist: Ryoko Fukuyama Viz; $9.99 Rated T for Teen Nino Arisugawa has a great voice—and lousy luck with friends. As a child, she shared her love of singing with her next door neighbor Momo…until he suddenly disappeared, his family having skipped town without even giving her a chance to say goodbye. […]
December 23, 2014 by Brigid Alverson
This preview is unusual: It’s the beginning of the end of the Voltron story. The original Voltron cartoon show turned 30 this year, and Viz put out a special anniversary book, Voltron: From Days of Long Ago, to celebrate; I interviewed the editors at Robot 6, and we mentioned it in our gift guide as […]
July 7, 2014 by J. Caleb Mozzocco
My Love Story !! Vol. 1 Written by Kazune Kawahara Art by Aruko Viz; $10 Rated T for Teen High School Debut‘s Kazune Kawahara joins forces with artist Aruko for this refreshingly unusual rom-com manga about a love triangle that only exists in the main character’s head. That character is Takeo, a big, huge, manly-man […]
June 11, 2014 by Brigid Alverson
Last year, Viz announced that it would publish graphic novels based on Ben 10, the Cartoon Network show, and the third of these, Ben 10: Parallel Paradox, was published under Viz’s Perfect Square imprint in April—we ran a preview of it back then. Parallel Paradox brings back Elena Validus, a character from Ben’s past, and […]
May 16, 2014 by Brigid Alverson
Viz Media dropped a bombshell at Anime Central (and on Twitter) on Friday with the announcement that they have licensed the complete Sailor Moon anime—both the original series and the new Sailor Moon Crystal. The license includes all 200 episodes of the original television anime (including Sailor Moon Stars, which has never been released in […]
April 15, 2014 by Brigid Alverson
Here’s a look at the third volume in Viz/Perfect Square’s adaptation of the Ben 10 Omniverse animated series. Ben 10 Omniverse: Parallel Paradox, sets Ben and Rook up against someone from their past “whose very existence could mean the end of the world as we know it.” The story, written by Joel Enos and drawn […]
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